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Announcing the 
Top 64 Teams

Resolved: On balance, the hegemony of the United States dollar is detrimental to the world economy.

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about

THE IPPF

Sponsored by the Brewer Foundation and New York University, the IPPF is the first and only competition that gives high school students around the world the opportunity to engage in written and oral debates on issues of public policy.

 

The competition begins in October, as teams submit qualifying round essays on the IPPF topic. The Top 64 teams are invited to engage in a single elimination, written debate tournament — volleying essays back and forth via email. The top eight teams earn an all-expenses-paid trip to the IPPF Finals in New York City!​​

 

This international contest is open to all schools - public and private - for free. Teams compete for awards and scholarships. The IPPF World Champion wins a $10,000 grand prize!

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CONTEST UPDATES

Registration for the 2021-22 competition is now closed, and we are pleased to announce the selection of the Top 64 teams!

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ELIGIBILITY

This global contest is open to high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools. 

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AWARDS & PRIZES

Teams that advance to the rounds of 64 and 32 receive custom IPPF medals. Teams advancing to the Sweet 16 round and beyond receive cash awards!